Thursday, March 26, 2015

Slideshow of March 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

Since we had a few members who could not attend the March meeting, here is a link to the slideshow.

Outline of March 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.03
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

       • Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
       • Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
       • Leica X (Typ 113)
       • Leica X Vario (Typ 107)
       • Nikon D5500
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 / DMC-FZ72
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 / DMC-TZ60 / DMC-TZ61
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS50 / DMC-TZ70 / DMC-TZ71
       • Pentax 645Z
       • Pentax K-S1
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-7M2

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.

Post Date: Mar 5, 2015
File Size: 7.6MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.10 w/ iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6
iOS 8.2
This release introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability and bug fixes.

Apple Watch support
    •    New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize watch settings
    •    New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
    •    Available on iPhone 5 and later

Health app improvements
    •    Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose
    •    Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
    •    Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
    •    Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
    •    Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
    •    Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order
    •    Fixes an issue where some graphs showed no data values
    •    Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed

Stability enhancements
    •    Increases stability of Mail
    •    Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
    •    Improves stability of Music
    •    Improves VoiceOver reliability
    •    Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug fixes
    •    Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
    •    Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn't autocorrected
    •    Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
    •    Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
    •    Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on device
    •    Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
    •    Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
    •    Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
    •    Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom recurring meeting to drop from an Exchange calendar
    •    Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
    •    Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
    •    Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as 'Busy' after accepting an invite

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  

Post Date: Mar 9, 2015
System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Security Update 2015-002 Mountain Lion
Security Update 2015-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 9, 2015
File Size: 177.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
Security Update 2015-002 Mavericks
Security Update 2015-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 9, 2015
File Size: 62.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9
Security Update 2015-002 Yosemite
Security Update 2015-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 9, 2015
File Size: 5.4 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10.2
Security Update 2015-002 Yosemite (Early 2015 Mac)
Security Update 2015-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 9, 2015
File Size: 5 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite (Early 2015 Mac)
iMovie
Mac OS
Mar 09 '15 Version 10.0.7

What's new
• Browse Moments, Collections, Favorites and Albums from the Photos app to add content to your projects
• Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons are always displayed below the Viewer for easier navigation  
• Record Voiceover button available below the Viewer for easier access to controls when adding narration
• Adds support for the Sony XAVC-S format
• Addresses stability and compatibility issues
Xcode
Mac OS
Mar 09 '15 Version 6.2

What's new
Includes SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.2
• Adds support for iOS 8.2 and WatchKit to create apps for Apple Watch.
Safari 6.2.4, Safari 7.1.4, and Safari 8.0.4
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.2
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
Security Update 2015-003 Yosemite
Security Update 2015-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 19, 2015
File Size: 5.5 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10.2
Security Update 2015-003 Yosemite (Early 2015 Mac)
Security Update 2015-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 19, 2015
File Size: 5 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite (Early 2015 Mac)
iPhoto
Mac OS
Mar 19 '15 Version 9.6.1

What's new
• Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)
• Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album
• Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image
The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple’s “Spring Forward” Event, March 2015

Q&A, General Discussion

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Learning iOS 8

I received a call from a member who was having a challenging time getting into the workings of iOS 8. I was going to send these two links to just that one person, but it occurred to me that this information might be useful to a larger audience. Try These:



NCC-Mac March 2015 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is Apple's "Spring Forward" event.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Beating back the "Digital Dark Age"

I have several old, old iPhoto libraries archived on CD. I am doing a project that requires some pictures from the early '90s. "No problem" I say. I pop one of those archive disks into the drive, iPhoto opens and…


Oh Crap! But no worries. Clicking on Learn More loads this page which contains a link to download iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1. This app, which runs on Snow Leopard and later versions of OS X, converts an old iPhoto Library, copied to your Photos folder, into a format that later versions of iPhoto can recognize. I'm currently running iPhoto 9.6 under Yosemite, and it turns out that more upgrading is necessary. Fortunately iPhoto handles that part.

Voilá! Digital Dark Age averted.

For now.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Outline of February 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Epson Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion.
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson
Post Date: Feb 19, 2015
File Size: 1.19 GB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
OS X Lion 10.7 and later
Canon Printer Drivers v3.2 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Canon inkjet printer and scanner.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-inkjet
Post Date: Feb 19, 2015
File Size: 256.5 MB
System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Best wishes to Chris Breen in his new gig at Apple!
Digital Dark Age

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, February 23, 2015

NCC-Mac February 2015 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is the "Digital Dark Age" and how to stave it off.